Online Burnup Analysis of MOX Fuel Using Gamma Spectroscopy
Plans to convert U.S. and Russian weapons-grade plutonium into MOX fuel  coupled with the desire to close the fuel cycle has renewed interested in MOX fuel's behavior and characterization. A major hindrance for closing nuclear fuel recycling is the risk of proliferation. However, other nations have extensively used MOX fuel for decades without any significant safety issues. Recently, Duke Energy commissioned Areva to construct  and deliver four MOX fuel assemblies for its Catawba nuclear power plant.
M. L. Dennis and S. Usman, "Online Burnup Analysis of MOX Fuel Using Gamma Spectroscopy," Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, American Nuclear Society (ANS), Nov 2008.
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
MOX; Assemblies; Fuel Cycles; Nuclear Energy; Nuclear Fuels; Nuclear Power Generation; Nuclear Power Plants; Nuclear Safety; On-Line Systems; Plutonium; Spectroscopy
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